Sunday, December 13, 2009
On the SEVENTH Day of Christmas....
...I made a Gingerbread Train Card Holder!
Add as many cars as you want to hold the Christmas cards you receive or photo's of friends and family. Decorate it as you would a real Gingerbread Train. Choo Choo!!
The engine and Caboose are cut from chip board. The cars use #10 envelopes attached to a 4" x 9 1/2" rectangles of chipboard. Seal envelope and trim off one long edge so that the envelop measures 4".
Cut the engine and caboose chipboard from 6" x 6" squares. Cut the "Moose Gooser" (as we call it in Alaska!) and the smoke stack from the scraps.
Attach the "Moose Gooser" and the smoke stack with thin paper (I use a piece of lunch Bag). It is easier to splice these pieces on than it is to cut in one piece.
Apply paper to the Engine and Caboose chip boards.
The wheels of the train are cut from black core chip board and are applied to each side. Attach to one side so that the bottom of the wheel is 1" below the train. Flip the chip over. Apply foam adhesive dots to the lower wheel and apply the other wheel. Use this technique for all the wheels of the train.
Decorate your train any way you wish. Have fun!!
Make one car or many! This would be great on a mantle or dining table!
Have an awesome week!!